The Office of Academic Programs continued to provide students with a quality education taught by quality faculty in 17 different academic programs across the College of Agriculture, including the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
The College continues to see increasing enrollments with a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,372, nearly a 7 percent increase over last year. Major program growth occurred in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Equine Science, and Community Communications and Leadership, including Career and Technical Education.
One major initiative we began this year was examining how distance education and classroom technology can be used to enhance student learning in a diverse student body.
We are upgrading technology in several classrooms in the College including improved delivery of distance learning courses.
A second initiative involved examining the most effective and efficient means for improving student advising. Our goal as a college is to see that students are served by excellence in academic advising, career, and internship counseling as well as by methods to enhance the interaction between faculty and students.
Other major issues on which the Office of Academic Programs continued to work included:
• Implementation of the University’s new General Education Program
• Strategies for enhancing student retention
• Assessing student learning outcomes
• Strengthening the Agriculture Residential College as it enters the second year of programming
We thank you for your support of our college and the many ways that you provide financial, career, and other opportunities for our students. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Larry D. Jones, Associate Dean
Total College Enrollment 2,854
❚ Undergraduate Students 2,372
❚ Graduate Students 398
❚ Undergraduate Students in Human Environmental Sciences 897
❚ BS Degrees Awarded 484
❚ Faculty Recognized as "Great Teachers" 28
❚ Female Students 60%
❚ Graduating Seniors who say that the College
❚ Dollars of undergraduate scholarships awarded $565,000
❚ Number of undergraduate students receiving a
SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENTS:
381 Dietetics or Human Nutrition
272 Community Communications and
251 Animal and Food Sciences
244 Agricultural Economics
208 Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles
168 Equine Science
138 Agricultural Biotechnology